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Chris Tillman Today 2015


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Tillman was fine tonight. He had me nervous when he went 20 or so pitches in the first. The Twins just played better ball than the O's and were more fundamentally strong. Suzuki's safety squeeze was beautiful. They go first to third well, the O's go station to station. Davis and Wieters plug up the bath paths pretty well. This team is way too slow.

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One run was inherited.

The score was 2-2 when Tillman exited the game.

A fine example of managers being stuck into certain types of thinking.

Seventh inning, one run game, runners on.

Is a clean 9th inning likely to be anywhere near the leverage of that situation?

Of course not.

But you can't use your closer in the seventh inning.

It just isn't done.

Bring Britton into the game in the seventh, have him pitch the eight then let matchups decide who pitches the ninth.

I'd love to pin this on Buck but probably every other manager does the same thing.

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20 OUTS: 6 Strikeouts, 6 Groundouts, 4 Flyouts, 3 Lineouts, 1 Popout

CHRIS TILLMAN O(vs. TWINS, 8/22)

IP:. 6.67

H:;; 4 (1 Double, 3 Singles)

R:l) 3

BB: 2

SO: 6

Pitches: 101 (64 Strikes, 37 Balls)

2015 ERA: 4.51

PITCHES BY INNING

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20 (11 Strikes, 9 Balls)

10 (71 Strikes, 3 Balls)

14 (91 Strikes, 5 Balls)

15 (10 Strikes, 5 Balls)

91 (81 Strikes, 1 Balls)

17 (11 Strikes, 6 Balls)

16 (81 Strikes, 8 Balls) *

* Tillman recorded 2 outs before departing in the 7th inning.

Since Tillman got bombed at Toronto back in June, he has had 7 good outings, 1 bad outing, and 1 mediocre outing.

7-1-1.

The only bad outing was the one in which he was coming off of the ankle injury, and had not pitched in almost 2 weeks.

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Since Tillman got bombed at Toronto back in June, he has had 7 good outings, 1 bad outing, and 1 mediocre outing.

7-1-1.

The only bad outing was the one in which he was coming off of the ankle injury, and had not pitched in almost 2 weeks.

And took a line drive off the back of the arm.

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KANSAS CITY ROYALS O(AUGUST 27th)

Alcides Escobar - SS

Ben Zobrist - DH

Kendrys Morales - 1B

Mike Moustakas - 3B

Salvador Perez - C

Alex Rios - RF

Paulo Orlando - LF

Omar Infante - 2B

Jarrod Dyson - CF

Yordano Ventura Hernandez - RHP (8-7, 4.64 ERA)

6 Innings, 4 Runs.

1 Walk, 1 Strikeout.

100 Pitches O(62 Strikes, 38 Balls.)

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9 OUTS: 4 Groundouts, 3 Strikeouts, 1 Flyout, 1 Lineout

CHRIS TILLMAN O(vs. BLUE JAYS, 9/06)

IP:. 3 - PLUS

H:;; 8 (3 Home Runs, 1 Double, 4 Singles)

R:l) 6

BB: 1

SO: 3

Pitches: 72 (45 Strikes, 27 Balls)

2015 ERA: 5.15

PITCHES BY INNING

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28 (17 Strikes, 11 Balls)

12 (71 Strikes, 51 Balls)

25 (16 Strikes, 91 Balls)

71 (51 Strikes, 21 Balls) *

* Tillman did not record any outs before departing in the 4th inning.

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Aside from a stretch there...Tillman has helped bury the Orioles along with Gonzo and Norris. Beyond awful starting pitching. And zero depth to help.

Good point. Aside from 9 starts from Wright and Wilson, and Gausman replacing Norris, the O's were not prepared for breakdowns from any of the other four starters. Considering how strong the bullpen has been, in hindsight a top or near-top of the rotation starter was the O's most crucial need, even more than retaining Cruz et al. A need that Texas and Toronto addressed at the deadline.

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Good point. Aside from 9 starts from Wright and Wilson, and Gausman replacing Norris, the O's were not prepared for breakdowns from any of the other four starters. Considering how strong the bullpen has been, in hindsight a top or near-top of the rotation starter was the O's most crucial need, even more than retaining Cruz et al. A need that Texas and Toronto addressed at the deadline.

At the beginning of the season, depth for the starters included:

1 - Gausman

2 - McFarland

3 - Wright

4 - Wilson

That should have been enough, but since we only had one effective starter and there were injuries, it wasn't.

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At the beginning of the season, depth for the starters included:

1 - Gausman

2 - McFarland

3 - Wright

4 - Wilson

That should have been enough, but since we only had one effective starter and there were injuries, it wasn't.

If counting on McFarland, Wright and Wilson was part of the plan, it was bound not to be enough.

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